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19 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks [DVD]

Thanks to School of Rock, Jack Black has finally succeeded in proving that he can carry a movie by himself, and, courtesy of Elf, Kyle

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19 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Rush: Rush in Rio [DVD]

During the opening seconds of “Tom Sawyer” on Rush‘s new concert DVD, Rush in Rio, when the camera pans across the ecstatic crowd, you

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	Jimmy Martin: King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin [DVD]

King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin, produced and directed by George Goehl, portrays its subject as gifted, a bluegrass stylist and

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19 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	B.B. King: Live By Request [DVD]

Forget about the Delta myths of the blues, about haunted drifters with hellhounds on their trails. Forget even about blues as club music for houserocking

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	The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Berkeley:  Berkeley Community Theater, Saturday May 30, 1970

On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died. The date marks a watershed event in the history of popular music: the all-too-early end of a career for rock’

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19 Jan 2004 // 11:00 PM

	Bryan Adams: Live at the Budokan: Japan 2000 [DVD & CD]

The sight of three white men dressed in white performing with rigorous precision oddly enough calls to mind the spectacle of a decidedly less frenetic,

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South Park: The Complete Third Season

In a world filled with bumbling and ineffectual adults, the boys are each other's only source of support and information.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, CD-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

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Mad Love: The Films of Evgene Bauer: Vera Karall, Vitold Polonskii, Vera Dubovskaia - PopMatters Fil

Those who can see through the opulent décor, costumes, and chiaroscuro lighting will find some film-buffy delights.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

This may be the first film in history in which a man trying on a pair of slippers carries emotional resonance.

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13 Jan 2004 // 1:00 AM

Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary (2002)

Though she swears that she has come to believe in Hitler's inherent evil, she also uses the word 'love' several times to describe her one-time feelings for him.

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L’Auberge Espagnole (2002)

Like many 24-year-olds, Xavier has a jumble of ideas in his head.

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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons of Robert S. McNamara (2003) - PopMatters Film Review )

It is a most provocative, potent, and important film. And as the current war against and occupation of Iraq continue, the film looms like a kind of shadow, an increasingly alarming cautionary tale.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Johnny Depp spent time learning to swordfight, so that Captain Jack Sparrow could be poised and everready -- in a word, the Muhammad Ali of swordfighters.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

Allan Quartermain is complex, to be sure, resenting imperialism even as he embodies it.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Great Gatsby (1974)

Raises a perennial question: if they can make a decent movie out of The Bridges of Madison County, why not a great one out of one of the best novels of the 20th century?"

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Freaky Friday (2003)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan bring an appealing mutual affection to the remake of Freaky Friday.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Edge of the World (1937)

Michael Powell's work reveals the unshakable conviction that film should overwhelm the audience with an artist's deliberately crafted vision.

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15 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

Eraserhead (1977)

Whatever it 'means,' Eraserhead makes clear that no one since the glory days of pre-color Hollywood understands the dramatic power of monochrome moviemaking better than David Lynch.

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